mod dress + 60s fashion

Mod Fashion, Green Dress - Thrifting DivaHappy New Year!  My first post of the year.  I took a mini break during the holidays, but I am so happy to be back and I am looking forward to see what this year has to offer to this blog of mine.  I am starting off the year by taking it back to the 60s with this gorgeous green mod dress.

Mod Fashion, Green Dress - Thrifting Diva Mod Fashion, Green Dress - Thrifting DivaShort for “modernist” style, the mod style first emerged in the late 1950s and was popularized throughout the mid 60s and can be traced back to the suburban areas of Britain.  Most notably; miniskirts, bold colors and prints are all hallmarks of the style.

Mod Fashion, Green Dress - Thrifting Diva Mod Fashion, Green Dress - Thrifting DivaI found this beauty at Buffalo Exchange, one of my all time favorite consignment stores here in San Diego.  The price – $13.00.  I could not believe it myself.  What a score for such a gorgeous dress!  Some other awesome pieces from Buffalo Exchange has also graced this blog in the past, here and here.  I simply LOVE this place.  If you have one in your area, it is definitely worth checking them out — and no, this is not a sponsored post.

Mod Fashion, Green Dress - Thrifting Diva Mod Fashion, Green Dress - Thrifting DivaI paired the dress with the most comfortable boots I own.  They are Jessica Simpson and were purchased from Ross Dress For Less a few months ago for $24.00 on clearance.  Yes, that’s right, Jessica Simpson’s boots under $25.00. If I love the little ruffles on the sides and of course, the comfort is amazing!  If you have been following me, you know that if I must shop retail, Ross is definitely my first stop.

Mod Fashion, Green Dress - Thrifting Diva Mod Fashion, Green Dress - Thrifting DivaCompleting this outfit is this beautiful purse that I purchased at The Spare Room, a consignment shop in San Diego over a year ago.  The purse cost $18.  If you follow me, you would know that might sound a little pricey.   But this is a true vintage piece and the embroidery and the sequins on this purse are absolutely beautiful.  I would probably have paid more for this beauty.

Mod Fashion, Green Dress - Thrifting Diva Mod Fashion, Green Dress - Thrifting DivaThe gold accessories in this look all came from the clearance racks of Charming Charlie, pieces all under $5.00.  I can’t tell you just how awesome that place is for accessories, and their clearance sections is so worth the wait!

This look from head to toe is about $65.00!  If you are reading this post and never ventured out to a thrift or consignment shop, I want you to know that you are truly missing out.

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  1. You look stunning Ayanna, love that dress paired with that bag.


  2. Honey, I’m loving everything about you right now, from the top of your head to the soles you’re wearing on your feet… YOU. ARE. STUNNING! You are sooooo right… I am truly missing out…. I nned to start thrifting…. like PRONTO!

  3. Trying to follow your blog via email, but for some reason it’s not working… HELP PLEASE, I really want to stay in touch.


  4. I always love seeing your new finds! Love the color on you!

  5. You look amazing in green! What a score for such an amazing dress, and that little purse is too cute! You look gorgeous as always!
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  6. What a great color green, so beautiful!

  7. Welcome back Diva! I miss seing you around here 🙂 You look amazing! That dress is just gorgeous and every accesory added was the perfect touch!
    Edwige |

  8. That color green looks amazing on you!

  9. Stunning as always! This colour is amazing on you, and the fit is fantastic!

  10. Welcome back! Happy 2015! You look gorgeous!!

  11. You look stunningly beautiful, chic and graceful. I love this hairdo on you!
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  12. Yas, hontey yaasss! You rocked that dress! Green has to be one of my favorite colors on you! I also LOVE the subtle yet very bold statement you are making with your hair! The auburn brown color is gorgeous on you! And don’t even get me started on that bag! You should not have any bag envy after scoring that piece! Maybe we can do a bag swap!! Can’t wait to see what other stylish looks you put together in 2015! I feel so honored to know you friend!

    Feel Great Fashion

  13. That dress is just fabulous! And you accessorized it perfectly!

  14. I am pretty much in love with those boots and your bag! 😀

  15. I love that dress! That color is amazing.

  16. Girl that color looks fabulous on you! Love the bag with it. So chic.

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